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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Shennen Bersani

Achoo! Why Pollen Counts

A picture book teaching children about pollen, the pollination process, and bees.  The story follows a baby bear who is allergic to pollen. He learns how pollen is used by other insects and animals such as spiders, butterflies, honey bees, hummingbirds, and more. This book can be added as an extension for lessons about flowers and pollination to help students see additional benefits and uses of pollen.


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Shennen Bersani

Completely vetted by Dr. Alan Graham, Curator of Paleobotany & Palynology at Missouri Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development.

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